This species ranges very widely in West Africa in both the forest and
the savanna zones from Senegal, east to northern Cameroon. It has not
been recorded from Guinea-Bissau and Niger, but it almost certainly
occurs in these countries.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in wooded and open savanna, secondary forest, heavily degraded former forest (farm bush), agricultural areas, and inselbergs in rainforest. It avoids closed primary rainforest. It breeds in temporary ponds, puddles, and roadside ditches.
It is an extremely common species.
It is a very adaptable species that is not facing any significant threats.
It occurs in many protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, its presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
It was recently determined that Phrynobatrachus accraensis is a senior synonym of P. latifrons (see Frost 2009).
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